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Morimoto Konbu/Kombu Steamed Fish And Spicy Soy Sauce

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/nobu-steamed-chilean-seabass-with-spicy-black-bean-sauce/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/sake-steamed-fish-a-la-new-style-sashimi/ Recently, my wife indicated that she would prefer that I not make Nobu’s new-style oil over her concerns about oxidized olive oil.  After my recent spinal neck surgery, I needed to find a alternate steamed fish preparation that was easy for me to physically swallow. After going […]

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Perigueux Sauce, Morimoto-Style

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/ron-siegels-sanchosansho-pepper-reduction/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/fondant-potatoes/ So I was thinking about what to do with frozen duck breasts in my refridgerator.  After seeing Tiny Urban Kitchen’s Per Se report (http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com/per-se/), I thought ‘perfect! I bet I could make something like that!’.   So I decided I’d make roast duck breast with roasted baby […]

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On Dobinmushi

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/on-suimono/ It occurred to me that dobinmushi is about how you make the soup for the dish. It was clear to me that after examining Matsuhisa-sama’s Nobu Now (p 94), Iron Chef Morimoto’s The New Art Of Japanese Cooking (p. 89) and Nishino-san’s Autumn Omakase (p. 28-32) that the template […]

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On the importance of bone stocks

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/veal-stock/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/recreating-a-matsuhisa-omakase-dish/ …You can’t have a good sauce if you start with a bad stock. Too many take stocks for granted…Every step of the way, you remove impurities. Everything follows from this.                                                       […]

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Morimoto Castella/Kasutera

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/morimoto-nyc-3/ Recently, my wife started reminiscing about an offering from Iron Chef Morimoto’s NYC restaurant.  That item, from the omakase menu was the castella that was served during the nigiri course.   As it turns out, it’s also offered on the nigiri portion of the dinner menu at the restaurant.  After […]

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A few notes on making nigiri

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/making-nigiri-an-appreciation/ I was recently asked about wetting the hands for making nigiri. matsuhisa-sama mentions the water to vinegar ratio is 3:1 (Nobu West, p 196) . He admonishes that more than a light coating on the hands will prevent the shari from properly sticking together.  Interestingly, Shizuo Tsuji (Japanese Cooking: […]

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Thanksgiving Omakase At Home 2017

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/planning-thanksgiving-menu-2017/ …what’s a planned holiday meal without a few surprises….So when I arrived at the house, I got told that there was a preference for scallops instead of the nobashi ebiyaki and perhaps ginger ice cream instead of vanilla.  So quickly thinking, I decided on the Nobu Scallop/Corn ‘salad’ and swapping […]

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